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Arizona All Drugs Sales

Arizona Metropolitan Area Counties
1995 Drug Arrests by Race

(Data Source: Uniform Crime Reports. See below for notes.)


ALL

BLACK

WHITE

AM. INDIAN

ASIAN-PAC.

METROPOLITAN AREA

JURISDICTION

TL

POP

RATE

TL

POP (est)

RATE

TL

POP (est)

RATE

TL

POP (est)

RATE

TL

POP (est)

RATE

All listed below.

All listed below.

18,909 3,470,214 544.89 1,824 131,135 1,390.93 16,677 3,174,652 525.32 338 90,852 372.04 70 73,564 95.16

Las Vegas, Nv.-Az.

Mohave

682 119,400 571.19 4 430 930.58 675 115,030 586.80 3 2,925 102.55 0 1,003 0.00

Phoenix-Mesa, Az.

Maricopa

10,945 2,419,251 452.41 975 96,770 1,007.54 9,783 2,220,631 440.55 147 48,143 305.34 40 53,707 74.48

Phoenix-Mesa, Az.

Pinal

468 119,881 390.39 56 4,220 1,327.07 375 102,462 365.99 37 12,468 296.77 0 731 0.00

Tucson, Az.

Pima

6,661 752,261 885.46 788 27,683 2,846.49 5,693 681,172 835.77 150 26,329 569.71 30 17,076 175.68

Yuma, Az.

Yuma

153 59,421 257.48 1 2,032 49.21 151 55,357 272.78 1 986 101.38 0 1,046 0.00

 

Notes:

TL: Total arrests.

POP: Coverage population of reporting law enforcement agencies.

RATE: Arrest Rate per 100,000 population.

Original Source: Uniform Crime Reports, 1995.

Data are total for reporting agencies. Population estimates by race are based on application of U.S. Census percentages of total population to the coverage population in which the arrests occurred. The racial categories and labels are as defined and used in the Uniform Crime Reports. Unfortunately separate data on arrests of Hispanics are not available.

The Uniform Crime Reports provides data on all drug arrests as well as data of arrests for drug possession and sales. Four categories are used to provide more specific data on arrests for different types of controlled substances: 1) Opium and Cocaine and their derivatives (such as Crack, Morphine, Heroin); 2) Marijuana; 3) Synthetic Narcotics - Manufactured Narcotics which can cause true drug addiction (such as Demerol, Methadone); 4) Other Dangerous Non-Narcotic Drugs (such as Barbiturates, Benzedrine, and Methamphetamine).

Primary Source: Chilton, Rowland, and Dee Weber. UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING PROGRAM [UNITED STATES]: ARRESTS BY AGE, SEX, AND RACE FOR POLICE AGENCIES IN METROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREAS, 1960-1995[Computer file]. ICPSR version. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts [producer], 1998.Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor],1999.

Citation: Gettman, Jon B. "US Marijuana Arrests. Part Two - Racial Differences in Drug Arrests". Washington, D.C.: National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. (2000)